June 2022 / Vol. 27 No. 6
The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, and the U.S. Commercial Service, in partnership with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, will host an Advanced Manufacturing Business Development Mission to Asia this fall.
The Advanced Manufacturing Business Development Mission, from October 17 to 21, will assist U.S. producers of advanced manufacturing products and systems in identifying export opportunities in Indonesia, Singapore, and Japan. The mission will visit Jakarta, Indonesia; Batam, Indonesia; and Singapore, along with an optional stop in Tokyo, Japan. These markets present excellent opportunities for U.S. companies because of their strength and projected growth in advanced manufacturing and their strategic location in Asia-Pacific.
The mission will focus on advanced manufacturing products and systems, sometimes called “Smart Manufacturing” or “Industry 4.0.” These products and systems increase productivity and quality, reduce energy use, and enable manufacturers to better monitor and interact with their supply chains, which are essential to promoting manufacturing resiliency and clean technology adoption.
The mission will include group interaction with government agencies and industry experts, promotional opportunities at the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific (ITAP) trade show, and customized, one-on-one business appointments with pre-screened potential agents, distributors, partners, and buyers.
This mission was developed as part of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) grant awarded to the NEMA, which looks to expand U.S. exports of advanced manufacturing solutions through greater participation in relevant technical standards development and greater collaboration with business leaders. ei
Those who wish to participate should apply here.